Dirty Filthy Sooty DHE
Hook: Size 10,12 or 14 Kamasan B100.
Body: Sooty Olive seal's fur
Rib: Grey Nano Silk
Thorax: As body.
'Wing': Olive or Natural deer hair
Thread: UTC 'Brown Olive 70 Den.
A One of my favourite DHE variations - you simply can't go wrong with a nice dirty, filthy, sooty olive! Great at practically any time of year, regardless of hatches. Scale this one up to size 10 or even 8 for a superb dry mayfly pattern.
I also found a good use for that godawful stuff known as 'Nano Silk' when I designed this pattern - I used it as a rib. It's strong, light and has a nice subdued shine to it. Perfect for ribbing dry flies, but pretty much useless for anything else!